MKM Health announces appointment of CEO

As part of the future growth strategy for MKM Health, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Quirke to the role of Chief Executive Officer.


 Kate QuirkeThe change in role was met with great enthusiasm and support at last weeks’ staff conference ‘Growth Through Leadership’.

Kate has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare information technology sector, the last four years as Sales & Marketing Director for MKM Health. She is also actively involved in the not-for-profit sector; passionate about preventing childhood obesity by serving as a Board Member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Kate has also held leading management roles at some of the large healthcare software firms and has been involved in large systems implementations across Australia and Asia Pacific. She was a member of the Management buyout team that created iSOFT Asia Pacific from the healthcare product business at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Prior to this, Kate held senior account roles in CSC, managing large outsourcing customers and the NSW Healthcare Business unit.

Other changes to the Executive team include the appointment of current directors Colin MacKinnon to Chief Operating Officer, and Andy Smallman who will take on responsibility for all Solution Delivery. A Senior Technical Team has also been formed to drive the development of our technical service lines, products and innovative technical solutions for customers, as part of MKM Health’s mission to improve the use of technology in healthcare to achieve better patient outcomes.

Over the past month, we have also welcomed other new staff members including Lee Bardsley – Finance Manager; Athene Alleck – Customer Support Manager; Deepta Shrestha – Technical Consultant; and Marina Fondoroko – Developer.

Congratulations to the new executive team and all our new recruits.


About MKM Heath

MKM Health is an information technology solutions company dedicated to healthcare. We work with our clients to implement solutions, integrate systems, align business and technology and ultimately help deliver best outcomes for patients. We are passionate about improving patient outcomes, avoiding harm and improving efficiency and effectiveness as well as working with our clients to maximise investments. Our team is dedicated to providing advice and practical support that requires strategic insight into health technology trends. We have proven deep health domain knowledge, technical knowledge of hospital systems and health informatics, combined with our technical systems integration capabilities.  We are the distributors for Patientrack in New Zealand and Australia.

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